Hot Air Ballooning Adventure
Namibia Hot Air Ballooning Safari

While small, ordinary balloons can be entertaining, true wonder is had when one actually rides in a hot air balloon. These large balloons work in a completely different way, needing a constant flow of hot air pumped into their large balloons. Most large hot air balloons have big baskets suspended beneath. These baskets can be used to carry people who wish to ride in the hot air balloon.

Many people have ridden in hot air balloons over the centuries. Before there were planes and hang gliders, there were hot air balloons. When humans first began to take to the skies with any regularity, they used hot air balloons. In fact, many early parachute dare devils performed their feats out of hot air balloons, since there were no planes for them to jump from. There have even been around the world flights in such balloons. The famous book, Around the World in Eighty Days, makes use of a hot air balloon for the hero.

Today, there are hot air balloon races that combine the wonder of flying in the sky, open to the air, with the excitement of a race. One the most famoushot air balloon races takes place in Albuquerque, New Mexico, every year. Smaller races, like the one in Driggs, Idaho, also take place all over the country. Such races are usually accompanied by games on the ground, spectacular views, and good entertainment. Many locales turn the entire day into a hot air balloon festival, with the race as the focus. But many of these festivals are more than just places to race. Most festivals also have the opportunity for rides. Attendees can pay money to be taken up in a hot air balloon. For many people, this is a thrilling adventure. It is safer than sky diving hang gliding, but it allows you to feel a real sense of flight. It is not like being in a plane, where you have no contact with the air, and you are removed from your experience by a barrier of steel and glass.

Samawati Hot Air Ballooning is based in Tsondab Valley or the Solitaire Area in Namibia.
Our flights are scheduled daily, weather permitting.

Namibia is quite possibly the best landscape in the world to be seen, travel and experience a stunning hot air balloon ride. Spoil yourself even better during a flight followed by a champagne celebration. Come and experience Hot Air Ballooning with us!

Do you want to offer an original gift? Offer the unique experience of floating in the air … Gliding across the beautiful Namibian scenery of the petrified dunes, gravel plains and majestic mountain ranges of the Namib Desert. Depending of course, on where the wind takes us.

Ballooning in Namibia:

Namibia is quite possibly the best landscape in the world to be seen, travel and experience a stunning hot air balloon ride. Spoil yourself even better during a flight followed by a champagne celebration. Come and experience Hot Air Ballooning with us!

Do you want to offer an original gift? Offer the unique experience of floating in the air … Gliding across the beautiful Namibian scenery of the petrified dunes, gravel plains and majestic mountain ranges of the Namib Desert. Depending of course, on where the wind takes us.

Taken from our Ballooning Partner – Samawati CC. (click for Website):

“SAMAWATI BALLOONING ADDED VALUES

• Intimate and exclusive balloon rides for 2 to 4 passengers.

• An exciting and unforgettable panoramic view.

• A surprising quality landing champagne celebration with a few snacks.

• A top-quality equipment with continual maintenance.

• A professional and qualified pilot with international pilot licence.

• With our hot air balloon pilots, who have flown all over the World and fluent in English, Portuguese, German, Afrikaans & French.

• We operate in most locations within Namibia, specific locations can be arranged.

• Samawati is registered and approved by Namibia Civil Aviation Authority, with inspections done on each aircraft by Swiss Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisation (European Aviation Safety Agency) and SHABN is fully insured by accredited insurance company which specializes in aviation.”